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Wal-Mart's (WMT) efforts to partner with studios to promote their UltraViolet platform for...

Wal-Mart's (WMT) efforts to partner with studios to promote their UltraViolet platform for streaming DVD content could go nowhere fast, if a report that Wal-Mart will charge $2-$4/disc to make a DVD UltraViolet-capable is accurate. Says Dan Rayburn: "The studios are doing exactly what consumers don't want, which is forcing them to pay multiple times for the same piece of content." Apple (AAPL) must be pleased.
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  • Neil459
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    Its a waste of resources to buy physical product this day and age.
    12 Mar 2012, 06:51 PM Reply Like
  • Minnesota_Steve
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    Agreed.
    12 Mar 2012, 10:26 PM Reply Like
  • Brian Bleifeld
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    AGREED
    16 Mar 2012, 05:42 PM Reply Like
  • 79rpm
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    That's a point of view. I still buy my physical CDs and load them into iTunes. I hate compressed music and only few online stores are proposing the lossless format. Also you probably forget and neglect the vinyl market. It is still alive and supported by a vast community of DJs and music lovers around the world. ... and NO Apple did not solve all the problems related to music, movies and entertainment.
    31 Aug 2012, 05:53 PM Reply Like
  • Neil459
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    79, "That's a point of view. I still buy my physical CDs and load them into iTunes."

     

    I do this also, I buy CD and DVD's, but not Blue-ray or other copy protected formats. And I have in excess of 150 vinyl albums.

     

    But new copy protected formats are not the same and I will not buy them when I can buy HDTracks (or others) high resolution non copy protected on line. With movies I just refuse to support new copy protected formats. Eventually all my movies will be on writable mass media and new copy protected physical media is just plain wrong (at least for me).

     

    I have never bought an iTunes audio or video. I care about quality and iTunes is not it.
    1 Sep 2012, 11:35 AM Reply Like
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